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Use-centred design of medical and health care technology: a pilot study of field tests as a development tool

MariAnne Karlsson (Institutionen för produkt- och produktionsutveckling, Design and Human Factors) ; Pontus Engelbrektsson (Institutionen för produkt- och produktionsutveckling, Design and Human Factors) ; Lena E. Larsson ; Lena Pareto ; Ulrika Lundh Snis ; Bo Berndtsson ; Lars Svensson
International Journal of Biomedical Engineering and Technology (1752-6418). Vol. 5 (2011), 1, p. 11-28.
[Artikel, refereegranskad vetenskaplig]

The purpose of the project described in the paper was to develop a process through which users, staff as well as patients, can be involved in field evaluations of medical and health-care technology. Interviews with different stakeholders and the experiences from four case studies have led to the following conclusions: Users have the potential to act as active evaluators rather than passive subjects or participants only. However, user involvement in field evaluations must be supported by a formation of facilitators or ‘door openers’ to the health-care organization, moderators enhancing the dialogue between developers and users, and mentors for the users acting as evaluators.

Nyckelord: user-centred design; user-centred product development; user involvement; product evaluation; user-developer collaboration; medical devices



Denna post skapades 2011-01-11. Senast ändrad 2015-05-08.
CPL Pubid: 133090